The 8th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival will be held September 25-28 at indoor venues on the beachside with the exception of two.
The kick-off party will be held Thursday September 25 at the Om Bar & Chill Lounge, 392 Flagler Avenue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 15, and $ 20 the day of the event. This is a non-smoking affair with cigarette and cigar smoking allowed on the back patio.
Music by the Thom Chambers Duo plus one free drink and free hors d'oeuvres and a few silent auction items for bid. Tickets available at the venue plus Gone Bonkers, Nejma's Boutique, Beachside Pack 'n Ship and The Pennysaver. There are 4 shows on Friday on Third Avenue at various locations from 5 pm to 1 am.
On Saturday the scene shifts to Flagler Avenue for 10 shows, also at various indoor venues from Noon to 10:30 pm. Also on the Avenue that day will the Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue's Art Walk from 10 am to 5 p.m.
Plus, a special added attraction at the New Smyrna Beach Library, a free concert at 2 pm. sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Sunday will have 3 events at various locations including a show at the Brannon Center at 2 pm. sponsored by The Canal Street Historic District.
Jazz festival merchandise, including this year's poster and t-shirt designed by Sandy Donn, is available at various locations.
Events are free Friday, Saturday and Sunday unless noted.
For more information call 386.423.9760 or go to website below for the event schedule, photos and the list of sponsors.
For places to stay call 1-800-541-9621 or visit website.
New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival: New Smyrna Beach. (386) 423-9760. VARIOUS LOCATIONS. Sept 25: Kick-off party w/ Thom Chambers Duo; 26: Ben Prestage, Harold Blanchard Trio, Johnny Mag Sax w/ Jillian Rockafort, Legendary JC's; 27:The Joe Oddo Orchette, featuring Gwen Gray, Mark Hodgson & Joe King, Toni & Joes, The Legends of Jazz & Blues w/ Bernie Lee, Bob Rose, Bill White & Barry James; NSB HS Jazz Band, Brazilian Breeze, Victor Wainwright & Rev. Billy Wirtz, Sybil Gage & Friends, Toni Bishop and the Pat D'aguanno Trio, Ray Guiser & Rob Dionne w/ the Cool Jams Rhythm Section, The Cook Trio, Thom Chambers, Debra Rider Quartet, Seth Rye, Joe Caruso Blues, Cook Trio; 28: Gus Simms, Stetson U. Big Band & Sid Blair.